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China’s Pick for 11th Panchen Lama Promises to Uphold “Glorious Tradition” of Patriotism

China’s Pick for 11th Panchen Lama Promises to Uphold “Glorious Tradition” of Patriotism

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a highly revered man across the globe. His admiration and teachings stretch far beyond his Tibetan Buddhist followers. His Holiness is not only the highest spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, but he often comes out on the world stage as an advocate for international human rights, nonviolence, and harmony […]

Renovation Work in China Reveals 600 Year Old Buddha

Renovation Work in China Reveals 600 Year Old Buddha

What started as routine renovation work on a hydropower gate in a reservoir soon turned into unveiling a treasure: a 600 year-old Buddha. According to China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, the statue’s head was first sighted a month ago in east China’s Jiangxi Province by a local villager when the water levels fell by more […]

Police Kill Four in Xinjiang Terrorist Attack

Police Kill Four in Xinjiang Terrorist Attack

Chinese police fatally shot four people after they drove a vehicle into a Communist Party building in western Xinjiang before setting off explosives, state officials say. Chinese state media called the ambush a terrorist attack that killed one person and injured three others. State media agency Xinhua did not indicate whether the attackers were killed […]

Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Who Uncovered Political Scam Fights to Get Sentence Overturned

Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Who Uncovered Political Scam Fights to Get Sentence Overturned

Gao Qinrong was just a typical reporter at the state-run Xinhua News – a media outlet that happens to be in controlled by the Chinese government. The puppet to the Chinese Communist Party’s puppeteer, if you will.  In the mid-1990’s, however, Gao defied his role as dutiful “reporter” for the CCP and instead exposed a […]

China Announces it Will ‘Never Stop’ Construction In South China Sea

China Announces it Will ‘Never Stop’ Construction In South China Sea

Last week’s international tribunal ruling at the Hague between the Philippines (who brought the case) and China over territorial disputes in the South China Sea did not end well for China. However, in what resembles a child-like “sore-loser” response to the court’s decision, the Chinese government has made a public vow to “never stop” construction […]

Three Chinese Officials Fired For ‘Inadequite Response’ to Tyhpoon Nepartak

Three Chinese Officials Fired For ‘Inadequite Response’ to Tyhpoon Nepartak

Typhoon Nepartak raged through China last week, leaving a devastating trail in its wake. Now, three Chinese officials have been fired for poorly handling the deadly storm. According to state-run news agency Xinhua, which reported on the matter late Sunday, Huang Shiyang, deputy party chief and acting government head of Minqing County, along with two […]

Taiwan President Sends Naval Warship to Defend Island in South China Sea

Taiwan President Sends Naval Warship to Defend Island in South China Sea

In the wake of yesterday’s international tribunal ruling at the Hague over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, countries in the region are speaking up and taking action to protect their claims. The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of the Philippines in the case brought by the island nation against Asian powerhouse […]

South China Sea Ruling Is In: Philippines Win, China Loses

South China Sea Ruling Is In: Philippines Win, China Loses

The contentious situation in the South China Sea reached a turning point Tuesday when the long-awaited and much-publicized international tribunal hearing at the Hague came back with its ruling. The Permanent Court of Arbitration backed the Philippines, who brought the case forward, overwhelmingly ruling against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea. Nations […]

Swedish Activist Tells All About His 23-Day Stay in a Chinese Secret Prison

Swedish Activist Tells All About His 23-Day Stay in a Chinese Secret Prison

A prominent activist combatting human rights violations in China revealed the truth about his 23-day detention in a secret Chinese prison in an exclusive interview with the The New York Times Saturday. Peter Dahlin, a Swedish activist and co-founder of the nongovernmental organization Chinese Urgent Action Working Group, told of his stay in what is […]

As South China Sea Ruling Nears, China Ramps Up Propaganda

As South China Sea Ruling Nears, China Ramps Up Propaganda

There are just days before the world hears the ruling by an international tribunal on the Philippine’s case against power-nation China over the hot-button issue of the South China Sea. China, in the past, has made blatant – and often belligerent –  statements saying it does not care about the results of the hearing and […]

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